OREGON – A NATIONAL LEADER
Oregon has been a leader and economic hub of renewable energy and clean technology innovation, but there is much more work that needs to be done to reassert that leadership.
Significant threats and risks to Oregon’s economy range from warming temperatures, wildfires, drought, depleting snowpack and ocean acidification. These global and local risks have direct impact on the immediate and long term health of Oregon’s diverse economy including agriculture, fisheries, recreational, financial, energy and natural resource industries.
Advancing and endorsing statewide climate policies that help spur innovation, economic development, and reinvestment into our communities offers economy-wide opportunities for Oregonians and our businesses. Facing climate change head-on can put Oregon at the forefront of clean technologies, new service opportunities, and economic competitiveness.
Recognizing an alignment on principles and varied perspectives on specifics, below is a sampling of member companies proud to support action to address climate change, many of them also leading with their own internal climate actions.
News & Updates
This year, Oregon Business for Climate supported passage of several critical bills, new programs, and strong agency budgets to continue climate progress and maximize Oregon’s success with recent federal funding. With the support of over 2 dozen leading companies, we...
Gas Utilities Attempt to Delay Clean Energy Transition Salem, OR – A broad coalition of business, environmental justice, labor, intertribal, and public health organizations filed legal briefs on Wednesday pushing back on the oil and gas industry's attempt to roll back...
Oregon House Takes Historic Vote to Move Cap and Trade Forward On Monday evening the Oregon House of Representatives voted 36 to 24 to pass HB 2020, Oregon’s Cap and Trade Program. The bill is expected to be voted on in the Senate this Thursday. In recent days the...